Payout for Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez, examining the stakes of World Super Lightweight Championship bout

Josh Taylor will be back inside the boxing ring this weekend after a long hiatus of sixteen months as he takes on Teofimo Lopez in a twelve-round bout. The Tartan Tornado faces yet another tough test after he barely edged past Jack Catterall in what was a highly controversial split decision win. On the other hand, Teofimo Lopez has bounced back from his loss to George Kambosos Jr with two successive wins.

Josh Taylor set to defend the World Super Lightweight championship at MSG

Josh Taylor will be looking to defend his WBO super lightweight title for the third time on June 10th as he squares off against former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez at the highly coveted Madison Square Garden in New York.

It is needless to say that this will be one of Taylor’s toughest tests in boxing as Lopez is a very dangerous and highly skilled opponent. Besides, The Tartan Tornado will be under a tremendous amount of pressure as many fans claimed that he won his last fight against Jack Catterall due to a robbery.

Irrespective of his performance in his last bout, Taylor has proved to the world that he is one of the best if not the best in the super lightweight division. Therefore fans can expect a mouthwatering matchup that has the potential to become a twelve-round war.

Fight purse for the super lightweight title bout of Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez

As we inch closer to this blockbuster showdown between Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez, let’s take a look at how much money will each fighter be taking home from the fight. According to a few reports, both the super lightweights are guaranteed to earn a combined distribution of $1.5 million.

Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez faceoff

Taylor will reportedly walk away with $700k and Lopez is set to receive $750k. However, that is the base pay of these two boxers as they will earn much more depending on the number of PPVs the fight sells. The Tartan Tornado will take home a higher percentage of money from the PPV sales revenue and Lopez will settle for slightly lower money from PPV sales.

It is to be noted that all the above-mentioned figures are an estimate and no official parties have disclosed the fight purse split or earnings. Usually in boxing, the commission reveals the fight purse split after the two parties sign the dotted line. But this matchup is an exception.

Do let us know in the comments section your thoughts on the reported fight purse of Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez.


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